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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 72.00
Britta Kyvsgaard examines the nature and aspects of the 'criminal career' through her longitudinal analysis of 45,000 Danish offenders. The data, unparalleled in size and quality, allows powerful analyses of criminal behavior, even among relatively small demographic subgroups. Her findings suggest rehabilitation as an alternative worthy of further... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
This revised edition focuses on the drop in crime rates in America in the 1990s, and on the patterns since 2000. The contrasts between the crime-drop periods are explored in the new epilogue, which reviews developments in thinking about the causes and control of crime. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00
Criminologists have despaired that modernization and crime are inseparable. The more modern we become, the more criminal. Japan has long been seen as an exception to the rule. The reasons for this, however, have not been well understood. In this book, the independent value of culture is explored to reveal new insights. The author finds that while it... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 137.00
Examines the burden of poverty that children and young adults disproportionately share throughout the world. This book contains contributions from international researchers that examine some of the issues that serve to inhibit the chances of children and young adults to education and social mobility in an international context. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99
This text has three aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of violence. The last section concerns the prevention of violence. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 38.99
Drawing from the "Evidence-Based Practice Manual", this title offers an introduction to evidence-based social work practice. It introduces students to the language and importance of evidence-based practice and critical thinking, and explains how to search for evidence, how to evaluate what evidence really is, and how to ask the right questions. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 90.00
Improving the well-being of children is more effective when social care professionals work with the children's parents, families and communities. This collection brings together innovative interventions designed to nurture children's health and welfare, and analyses which types of programmes are most effective and why. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 165.00
In this comprehensive and objective reference to America's criminal past, he offers 2,000 A-to-Z entries covering significant crimes, criminals, and law enforcement figures and techniques. Entries are chosen based on their symbolic or historical relevance and consist of biographies, definitions, and detailed accounts of criminal activities. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 65.00
In The Mafia Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Carl Sifakis once again provides a fascinating survey of the mob?s most influential perpetrators and personalities, including their hangouts and hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes and crimes, and their unique culture and jargon. More than 100 illustrations, nearly 500 entries, and a chronology... more...